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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> duel in denver. at the first presidential debate president obama and mitt romney hit each other on the economy, health care and the role of government in americans' lives. >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunity and create ladders of opportunity and create frame works where the american people can succeed. >> what we're seeing right now in my view a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working. >> border violence, tensions ratchet up in the middle east as turkey and syria exchange fire in deadly clashes along their shared border. >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years. r this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, 2012. "cbs morning news" good morning. good to be withyou. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominat
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
cancelleded. later this week is the vice presidential debate. now the obama camp is dismissing the romney speech saying it's a third or fourth time to explain his global intentions. on a fundraising note the president raised $181 million last month. >> there are two presidential debates left in campaign 2012. but on thursday the vice presidential candidates go head-to-head. usually there's little attention paid to the debate between vp candidates who rarely play a role who wins the election but as bill plante reports, this year is different. >> reporter: it's biden versus ryan. age versus youth. a great society liberal. >> we're going to ask the wealthy to pay more. >> reporter: versus the tea party conservative. >> at a time when we have a jobs crisis in america wouldn't it be nice to have a job creator in the white house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned 3. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: biden is a nonstop talker, prone to putting his foot in his mouth
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
often in different cities. michelle obama will be in the audience for tonight's presidential debate. they plan a celebration of their 20th anniversary on saturday. >> he will be a little busy tonight around 6:00. >> i think so. >> yeah. >>> 5:57. in the next half hour, blame it on the heat. how much gas prices could spike up by friday. also ahead... months of tension boil over in oakland. the city hall clash between protestors and police. >> five people are homeless this morning after a fire overnight in berkeley. one woman in a wheelchair even had to be helped out by police. the latest live from the scene coming up. ,,,, i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ >> your realtime
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
:39. to politics, tomorrow is the big day the first debate between president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. candidates will spend the day getting ready for the event in colorado. the president holding no rallies yesterday but he did visit a campaign office in henderson, nevada, delivered pizzas there, by the way, not far from where he and his staff have been strategizing. romney spoke to supporters in denver. >> this president is taking us on a path that's not working. he is making us more and more like europe. i don't want to be like europe. europe doesn't work in europe. >> at the university of denver crews are putting the final touches on the arena making it into a debate set. yesterday 92 university students learned their names were drawn from a lottery for tickets to the big debate tomorrow night. you won't need a ticket. just tune in here and watch the debate on cbs 5 beginning tomorrow night at 6:00. all eyes, an hour and a half, should be good. >>> 5:40. another apple apology. the new iphone glitch driving up customer bills. >> plus, airline seats
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> face to face. president obama and mitt romney are set to square off tonight in the first of three debates before the presidential election. >>> attack investigation. lawmakers are raising questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. p
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
first presidential debate. the stage is set in colorado. stand ins tested the lighting this afternoon at the university of denver. when president obama and governor mitt romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zinger
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
presidential debate in the obama administration how are they prepping vp biden for this and how might he play things differently now as a result? >> there has to be more specific prosecution of the argument against mitt romney calling the romney team out on some of these specifics whether it's on tax cuts or on medicare. i think one of the interesting dynamics to watch in the vice presidential debate is there's a difference between what paul ryan believes and what mitt romney believes and that is on these, on some of these important issues about taxes and health care and medicare. so that's an area where you can imagine vice president biden working to press ryan on the details and the inconsistencies between the two of them. >> really interesting point. thanks so much. >>> coming up in our next half hour, round 2009 the presidential debate and how body language is so important in determining the winner. >>> breaking news from rome. there's a verdict in the trial of pop benedict's former butler. paolo gabriele was convicted this morning of leaking the pope's private papers to a wrournl
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filber
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
their performans to make light of his own ine >>> the stars came out for president obama in los angeles tonight and he used their performances to make light of his own in the presidential debate. >> they performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to katy p and jennifer -- katy perry and jennifer hudson who performed before him. >> meanwhile, republican presidential candidate mitt romney came pained in florida. at a rally he said he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a restaurant to shake hands and pick up take out. >>> one issue facing voters deals with food labeling. proposition 37 would require producers label food that contain modified organisms. opponents insist the foods are fda approved and safe. >> modified foods are no different than any other type of ingredient. that is why they don't require labeling. >> it is problematic, there are health concerns that are showing up in studies. >> voters favor prop 37 by a margin of 2-1. >>> another priv
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
presidential debate. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in an updated survey. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce turning the table on the president's attack on his foreign policy knowledge. speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he went on to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but added hope is in the a strategy. >> it's clear that the -- hope is not a strategy. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedrock principles. america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunders. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidentia
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
days to go. president obama and mitt romney make final preparations for the first presidential debate. nancy cordes is on the trail if las vegas. >> i was a steelworker for 30 years. >> glor: sick of political ads? barry petersen in california reports on a referendum trying to limit them. mandarin chinese, the world's most spoken language now required in one american school district. mark strassman goes to class. >> what is the word for hello? >> niho. >> glor: and fighting chance, a decorated combat veteran overcomes his battle scars, fulfilling a dream on the football field. >> i didn't die that day on october 3rd, because i was meant to do something more in my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. after months arguing from a distance president obama and mitt romney meet face-to-face on wednesday. their first debate is scheduled for denver. 90 minutes focusing on domestic issues. nancy cordes is on the campaign trail tonight in las vegas, nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. and to give
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
presidential debates between president barack obama the democratic nominee and former massachusetts governor romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three-- two presidential, one vice presidential-- are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question. then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions via the internet and other means but i made the final selections and, for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments, as i announced in advance, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the roll of government, and governing. with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, a
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
set at the university of denver. the focus for the presidential candidates tomorrow evening will be on domestic policies with a heavy emphasis on the economy. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both sides are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
presidential candidates tomorrow evening will be on domestic policies with a heavy emphasis on the economy. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both the president and republican nominee are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking a break at a denver chipotle with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to-head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for the debate but both the white house and the romney campaign are trying to lower expectations. neither side wants their candidate to take the stage with a perceived advantage. the polls show most americans believe obama will win the first debate. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: but historically it's the challenger who usually gets a boost. >> less important than what they say is how they appear. do they treat their rival with respect? do they connect with the audience? do they respond at the moment when they have to react? how do they look? how do they seem? >> reporter: the debate could have an immediate impact because early voting is already under way
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
yesterday after giving a speech blasting president obama's foreign policy. and as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men shot to death while driving through west oakland and this morning, police are looking for their killer. police received reports of shots fired at filbert and 10th streets just before 10:00 last night. two victims were found dead inside their car, a block away near 12th street. so far police don't have a motive or any suspects. >>> an outpouring of grief and support in contra costa county after the murder of a retired schoolteacher. hundreds of mourners marched behind the husband and children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found friday in her hercules home. her husband had called a neighbor to check her after she didn't get him at the airport in oakland. police said she had been stabbed and suffered blunt- force trauma to the head. >> i was just so devastated. i couldn't believe it was r
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
and president obama will take the stage tonight in denver for the first presidential debate. >> people want to know who's going to win, score the punches. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >>> an update now on a developing story in berkeley. firefighters are watching for hot spots after a duplex went up in flames early this morning. >> yeah, cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with what made this fire so difficult to fight. anne, take it away. >> reporter: in part because the homes are so close together here as you can see behind me and plenty of trees and brush, as well. plenty of dangerous things that could have made this fire spread very easily. five homes had to be evacuated. you can see from these pictures that we found online of the daily cal website how intense this fire became around midnight. five people were living in the house where the fire started. all got out safely including a woman in a whee
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
presidential. i don't think president obama is going to call mitt romney a liar on the next debate. that's not presidential. he will be more aggressive. i don't think mitt romney is necessarily a liar, he just manages to convince himself that any position is fine at the time. ted kennedy said it best when romney debated ted kennedy, i'm the pro choice candidate, my opponent is the multiple choice candidate. mitt romney says whatever he has to say. there's no core belief there. that is going to be a problem for him in the general election. i think people are into that. i think they get that politicians say anything and obama doesn't do that. he pretty much tells it like it is. did he do a good job in the debate? no. i think he could have been more aggressive. >> i want to ask you about vice president biden yesterday, on the stump some people are calling it a gaffe, that they want to raise taxes by $1 trillion. guess what yes, we do. is that the right kind of message? >> wait a minute. no. excuse me. the rest of that you had in full context, yes, we're going to raise taxes on the wea
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
announcement that the obama camp raised $181 million in september. a record month for either side in the 2012 presidential race. the romney campaign has yet to release its september numbers. but officials there say they saw a surge in donations after last week's debate. and raked it in 12 million dollars in less than 48 hours. today in part st. louisie florida president obama brought up the president's uneven debate performance. >> days later we're hearing his excuses. and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: nearly a week later, talk of the debate still dominated the sunday round table. obama senior advisor david axelrod defended the president on "face the nation". >> i think he was a little taken aback at the braz enness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: with just nine days until the two men debate again, this time in hempstead, new york, both campaigns are hoping solid performances will woo voters and donors alike. but while the romney campaign deals with heightened expe
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
brought to you by ,, presidential election, both candidates are criss-crossig the country... leading ralls and raising >>> with just 30 days until the presidential election, both candidates are crossing the country leading rallies and raising money. president obama is in california tonight on first day of two day visit. mitt romney is back in a crucial swing state of florida. >> reporter: with one month until election day, mitt romney is focusing on florida. the romney campaign says 12,000 people came out for his rally sunday. >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. analysts say wednesday's debate gave romney much needed momentum. the republican nominee is criticizing president obama's performance. >>> now, days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> on face the nation, obama advisor argued romney misrepresented his policies at the first of the debate. >> he delivered a very good performance. it was completely unrooted in
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points, 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points, 49% to 45%. >> and people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this, this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> reporter: romney campaigned in the pouring rain monday in virginia, asking for votes and slamming the president's record. >> he plans on four more years like the last four years, i don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. and there are 18 electoral votes up for grabs in ohio. early voting is already under way. >> here we go. tara, thank you so much. >>> controlling the deficit is one of the key issues of campaign 2012. this week, a group of bipartisan senators is meeting in virginia to try to keep the nation from falling off the so called fis
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30am PDT
interesting match-up. you know, i think it's a preview of the presidential debate. because joe biden now, because of the way that barack obama failed by being too passive, biden is going to have to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to capitol hill bright. you cato calibrate. you can go overboard. he's opposing a young, earnest guy, so it's not an easy thing to do. biden has been through this many times. paul ryan has never been on a stage this large. and i remember during the convention, in the first 10 minutes of his convention speech, he was really nervous. so you know -- it's not sure how this will come out. >> sarah palin had never been on a national stage when she debated joe biden and the consensus is she had a draw. joe biden i think has had a long, distinguished career, but he's become a little rusty and a little excitable on the campaign trail. >> schieffer: what do you think paul ryan has to do here? i'm sure no one would advise him to take the tack that sarah palin did, because while she caused a lot of talk, i think in the end, she was not a plus for that
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
presidential race certainly. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from washington. >> reporter: president obama was all smiles at a rally in virginia. the labor department says the economy added 114,000 jobs in september and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: but a major drop in unemployment right before the election has some questioning the results. former general electric ceo and mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments including mitt romney. the republican nominee says many of the new jobs are only part time. and that's not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with highe
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
workers. although obama wants to shore up votes and support from latinos in a tight presidential race he resisted making this a political speech. >> he came here to dedicate this to honor the man and the legacy that cesar chavez left us. >> reporter: although chavez was born in arizona and spent many years growing up in his early adulthood in san jose, this place la paz is where he did his most significant work often working out of this very simple wooden house. the monument in the town of keane near bakersfield also contains the old headquarters of the united farm workers union. this was the birthplace of nationwide boycotts, strikes and fasts by the labor and civil rights leader from 1971 to 1993. the rose garden is his final resting place what do you think cesar would have said about this today? >> don't stop. we haven't finished. keep going. work harder to accomplish more. >> reporter: the cause chavez fought for farm worker rights lives on. in eene, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> the president is at a fundraiser at the bill graham civic auditorium. tickets are $20,000 per person. we'll
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised a few things. he'd end the
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.." >> the genius behind the idea that you play a fictional character on tv
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
we'll go far. >>> in campaign 2012, the presidential candidates are getting ready to face off in their first debate in denver on wednesday. both president barack obama and republican candidate, mitt romney, spent the weekend preparing to go head-to-head. romney used senator portman of ohio to act as his opponent. john carrey played the president. they said both men are ready. >> i think that both are excellent in their own way. you can argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> reporter: today, president barack obama headed to las vegas while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> in afghanistan, five people are dead including two americans after a firefight broke out in the eastern part of the country. an insider attack similar to the ones that have killed dozens of nato forces. drew levenson tells us how this a tack marks a grim milestone. [gunfire] >> reporter:
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
lowering its forecast for world growth to 3% this year. two days before the first presidential debate a new poll irsthe "washington post" finds pe race still very tight nationwide with president obama leading mitt romney by two rints, 49% to 47%. but in two of the biggest swing tes thatthe states that will decide the election, the resident has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. jo john, some republicans are areplaining these polls aren't ren'ting an accurate picture. do they have a case? se reporter: well, they have a >>se when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. howly what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the orrrents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
crunch time for the presidential candidates. they are busy prepping for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: t
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
time. it's a drag. i -- they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> starting with the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying fine. seats have loosened in the back and we need to return. >> flight from new york to miami was forced to return to jfk. on saturday a flight had to make an emergency landing. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around. >> and word of a third flight in less than a week. >> new york post reports that a flight last wednesday down to dallas had a problem with loose seat. >> that's when you know we're getting too fat in this country, okay? >> at least 30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. >>> crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >>
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
: but the day's events quickly were overshadowed by a 2007 speech of then presidential candidate and senator obama veering off his prepared script before a predominantly black audience he seemed to imply the federal government was withholding recovery money to new orleans after hurricane katrina based on race. after september 11th and hurricane andrew in 1992 in florida, the government response was -- >> we're not going to wait for you to scratch it together because you're part of the american family. >> reporter: but after katrina, he said it was different. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> reporter: now in this speech we saw last night, the president said he didn't think the initial response to hurricane katrina was motivated by race. he said that incompetence was color blind. this speech was covered in 2007. it was aired last night on the conservative media, fox on hanity, the daily caller. that prompted some to speculate that perhaps the right is concerned about th
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
up to the two presidential candidates to convince undecided voters like steele in colorado and other swing states that they have immigration policies that will make the difference. president obama has focused on deporting immigrants with criminal records. he's proposed a program to allow immigrants without criminal records a path to citizenship. in june he ordered his administration to stop deporting some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. they'll be able to obtain two- year visas to stay and work. >> a young person who comes to america is brought here, is raised here, is friends with our kids, is going to school with our kids, is american in every single way except for a piece of paper! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: this week mitt romney said he'll now allow people who got those visas under the president's program to keep them but would not grant new visas after taking office. romney supports letting those who arrived as children become legal residents or citizens by serving in the military. he opposes amnesty programs for illegal immigrants. >> i will prioritiz
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
could go either way is colorado. and the candidates are preparing for the first presidential debate in denver tomorrow. mitt romney is trailing far behindn fr latino voters, and he made news on illegal immigration today. back in june, president obama announced that he would not deport illegal immigrants who came here as children with their parents. well, today romney told the "denver post": >> pelley: jan crawford is covering the romney campaign. jan, that's new. >> reporter: well, scott, this marks the first time that romney has said he's not going to take away the two-year visas from the people holding them. campgnrces say he's not going to extend them and romney said in the interview that's not going to be necessary because he's going to be ointerm immigr. but this two-year visa program is popular with hispanics, that's a group that could decide the election and romney's got to make up some ground. there's a new cnn poll that has the president with 70% of the vote among hispanics compared to romney's 26%. romney is hitting the president hard on immigration. he's saying he's playi
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the next 33 days. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
explosion which killed 8 people and injured dozens of others two years ago. >>> on to the presidential race, the two major candidates are expected to focus on jobs today after the government releases september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a fac
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
. obama on his anniversary >> i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: i saw a presidential dignity in both men. now both are men of power and material comfort. yet i saw what seemed to me to be a genuine concern for the less well off among us. i saw two men who seemed to me to want the job to help people in need and to defend the nation. >> i of course disagree with senator kennedy >> reporter: i've been following presidential debates since my late pal richard nixon debated j.f.k. 52 years ago. in my view this most recent debate was the least rancorous, most and most good natured debate i've ever seen >> we do have a difference when it comes to definitions of small business. >> 54% of america's worker work in businesses that are taxed not at the corporate tax rate but at the individual tax rate. >> reporter: two policy wonks arguing over fairly small points while in basic agreement about their love of america and their reluctance to change anything basic about this country. no hatred, no talk of punishment. just a wish to make something gr
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
singer john legend. the president will spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go until election day the race is tightening. >>> governor brown is calling for special action to ease the gasoline shortage emergency that led to record gas prices here in california. the governor is telling the state air resources board to allow gas suppliers to start pumping the winter blend gasoline that usually isn't available until november 1. gas prices have soared because of three problems. >> we had chevron problem which isn't completely fixed in richmond. the exx
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
think? [ laughter ] >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the first of three presidential debates is over. this morning, most of the people who watched it say governor mitt romney got the upper hand on president obama. >> the candidates traded views on the economy, domestic issues and jan crawford is at the site of last night's debate in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norahad h and charlie and to our viewers in the west. this is the only presidential debate out here in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a sharply different approach. >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney came into the night with polls showing most voters thought the president would win. h
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >>> 6:34. another morning, another record at the pump. governor brown now taking some steps hopefully to ease back on the record gasoline prices we have been seeing the last couple of weeks. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with the idea behind the governor's action. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is calling in this a state of emergency asking for the immediate release of a less expensive blend to help ease prices at the pump. now, according to aaa, gas prices in the bay area are at record highs. in san francisco, it's $4.73 for a gallon of regular. in san jose and oakland, you're paying dollars 4.67. governor brown asked state regulators yesterday to release the winter blend early. normally it comes out after halloween. experts say the early release could increase gas supplies 8 to 10%. sup
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporte
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i ex
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
now from denver. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >
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Oct 4, 2012 1:35am PDT
to vote in november. we've got two more debates to do. i think you'll see a different barack obama in two weeks. >> joe is going to be with us next week for the vice presidential debate, giving us analysis then. >> thanks so much. >>> you know, it would take hours for a full debate fact check, so we're just going to look at two, courtesy of the associated press. president obama suggested that the united states will save money by winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the truth? the wars were funded with borrowed money, so ending them only means less borrowing, not a new pool of available cash. and then there was mr. romney's claim that the president's health care plan creates an unelected board to tell people what kind of treatments they can have. the truth? the board looks at overall medical costs and by law does not have the power to tell doctors what treatments they can prescribe. >>> starting tomorrow, president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on the web. >>> it took the full 162 games, but tonight the oakland a's sit atop
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on the web. >>> it took the full 162 games, but tonight the oakland a's sit atop the american league west. that's what it looked like in the locker room. in front of a sell-out crowd, the a's completed a late-season surge. there was more talk of the team leaving town than actually winning their division. now they have clinched home field advantage in the first round of the play-offs. >> we're not finished yet! i realize that. we're gonna enjoy it right now. it's an unbelievable feeling. >> it was great. we haven't had this kind of turnout all year. they're going to come out and support us in such a close race, it got our blood pumping quite a bit. >> too many times people want to point to intangibles and not recognize that there's no such thing as being lucky for 162 games. >> so who, where and when will oakland play next? dennis will have all the details coming up in sports. >>> we have developing news in vallejo where police say a neighborhood dispute ended with two men being shot and killed. it happe
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
well as six civilians. >>> we are two days away from the first of three presidential debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't thi
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he is facing new criticism over something he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that as you mentioned a widely cov
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
survey shows president obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into the evening's presidential debate. this poll is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows that the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on today's face-to-face encounter in colorado. >> reporter: the stage isby . the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl. on his break president obama did sight seeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. the president, on the other hand, just needs to continue do what he is doing with is low drama obama, low pressure. even if he hasn't won on points he would be perceived the winner because he would seem to be presidential and not off his game. >> reporter: there hasn't been a lot of talk about it, six segments on domestic policy, giving them more time. >> it's supposed to. it's supposed to be on domestic issues and hopefully it will be. i will tell you from experience as a debate and coach that often times the candidate still finds ways to bring subjects in that aren't on topic necessarily. and for the person in your soundbyte before who was saying i'm looking for that plan, you won't get that because these answer are a couple of minutes and the problems are complex. the debate tonight and i think what most voters are looking for who are undecided at this point is some analysis about jobs. look to see if they are giving anything in the way of specifics about those tonight and who is more credible and more like himself as a real push. >> those unscripted moments, right? >> yes. >> tha
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